This guest blog was written by the team from bod & ted. bod & ted is a family owned and run business with boutiques in Tunbridge Wells and Brighton. They specialise in providing a personal shopping experience and mixing well-established brands with up-and-coming designers. bod and ted was established in September 2008 by mother & daughter team Yvonne and Sophie Brown. In this blog they talk a little about their plans to make Christmas special for their local shoppers.
About bod & ted
All of us at bod & ted are passionate about independent retail and we believe that unless people continue to shop locally the number of independent retailers on the high street will decline dramatically. Whilst larger stores can offer more sizes and styles, often at discounted prices, nothing beats shopping independent for customer service and the personal touch! At bod & ted we offer free personal styling sessions, we regularly call customers when their favourite brands have arrived so that they don’t miss out and we hold fantastic events where all our customers can get together and catch up…as well as taking part in several charity events throughout the year. We introduce new brands on a regular basis to keep the brand mix fresh and make sure our customers are getting something unique and exciting!
Christmas Shopping in Tunbridge Wells
bod & ted, along with another independent retailer in Tunbridge Wells, Payne & Son, are organising a Late Night Shopping Event on Thursday 5t December. Whilst not strictly for independents, we do feel the evening will do a great deal to promote the Tunbridge Wells High Street and encourage people to shop local, whilst raising lots of much needed cash for the Kent & Sussex Air Ambulance.
As well as this, there will other offers and fun stuff happening at bod & ted throughout December as part of the Celebrate an Independent Christmas campaign events.
This is the first time in many years the retailers on Tunbridge Wells High Street have come together for an event like this. Not only does it benefit a local charity but it gives a real sense of community back to us all – helps us all get to know our neighbours and hopefully ensure that more customers realise that we have so much more to offer than just what they see on the shop floor!